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2022 Creatives in Residence

Betty Carpick workshop, photo by Marc Doucette.

Ontario Culture Days are excited to welcome its third lineup of residents in the 2022 Creatives in Residence program. Since launching the residency in 2020, the program has become a key component of the Ontario Culture Days Festival showcasing the vibrancy of the Ontario arts and culture community.

The residents will work in communities across Ontario to explore themes of access (or lack thereof) to resources such as food, community space, local history and technology, all of which have been heightened issues since the start of the pandemic in 2020. The creatives will focus on community collaboration with their projects culminating in community-based activities and exhibits presented during the 2022 fall festival.

Angela Walcott Smiling

Angela Walcott

‘The People’s Garden,’ Eco-friendly Art Workshops
October 6, Black Creek Farms, Toronto

Dave Dyment looking at the camera

Dave Dyment

‘Dead Ringer’ film premiere
September 27, Toronto

‘Dead Ringer’ encore film screenings
October 7 & 16, Toronto City Hall

Isorene Marc

Isorine Marc

Exhibition in partnership with Jamii
September 23 to September 25, Toronto

Sarah Gartshore

Sarah Gartshore and Adam Francis Proulx

‘Project Nishin Niizh’
Documentary Screenings & Artist Talkback
October 1, Sault Ste. Marie

Tanya Lukin Linklater

Tanya Lukin Linklater

‘The sky held me’
Book Launch and artist talk
October 15, Toronto

Tonya Sutherland-Stewart

Tonya Sutherland-Stewart

Savouring the Past: Exploring Food and Freedom
September 24, Windsor

Uju Umenyi

Uju Umenyi

‘The Story of Samuel Stout’
Staged reading and premiere of the final completed play in partnership with Theatre on the Ridge
September 24, Port Perry

Ontario Culture Days @ The Library

In addition to the signature programming, Ontario Culture Days in partnership with Toronto Public Library has selected four local creatives to produce programs specific to local communities. These programs will continue to highlight the core themes of the Festival.

Amanda Lederle

Amanda Lederle

‘Sticking to Hope’
Illustration Workshop
October 15, Toronto

Meghan Cheng

Touch/Lift: An Interactive Light Installation
September 28 – October 12 2022, Toronto

Intro to Touch Designer: Computer workshop
October 5, Toronto

Sahar Askary Hemmat

Qirou Yang and Sahar Askary Hemmat

Sensing Alienation: Exhibit and artist talk
Opening: October 3 2022, Toronto
Closing: October 13 2022

Artistic programs are made possible thanks to support from Canadian Heritage, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council.

Learn About Past Creatives in Residence